Kirroughtree Kids Cycle Track has had a Makeover!
Dumfries and Galloway is home to some of the world’s most exciting mountain bike trails. The 7 Stanes in particular, is a thrilling range of trails spread across the region with tracks suitable for all ages, abilities and families. At each trail there is a stane, meaning stone, representing an ancient myth or legend connected to that particular area. If you are visiting Thornhill during the October, this is one of the best kids activities for October holidays in the area that will appeal to the whole family.
At each location there are tracks of varying difficulty including those suitable for children and spaces to practice technical ability before hitting the harder routes. Recently the track at Kirroughtree though has undergone a makeover! Great news for families looking for exciting kids activities for October holidays!
The 2km taster loop has been extended with a new section of single track for young riders to try out. The beauty of these tracks for children is that they can experience all of the thrill and adrenaline of the downhill fun without a large uphill climb to start with. The new track includes new sweeping berms and camel humps which is definitely a step up from the previous blue graded track!
This new track is the ideal introduction for younger riders who are looking to increase their confidence on blue graded trails before attempting longer routes. The Kirroughtree trail is intended to be ridden without brakes. Intentionally creating the track in this way teaches younger riders not to panic if they can’t slow themselves down in the right places.
Kirroughtree is also set to see a new pump track being built to be ready for use in spring/summer 2017. Pump tracks are designed to be ridden without the rider pedalling, simply manipulating the bike using their upper and lower body to propel the bike around the track. The introduction of this track will also improve the riding ability of the younger riders not yet ready to tackle the blue graded track.
Whilst staying in our luxury country hotel during the October holidays, Kirroughtree is the perfect day out to keep the entire family entertained regardless of ages! Have a look at our incredible hotel rooms right here! Once you have seen them you simply won’t be able to resist.